Singer and guitarist Penni Hart and bass player Tony Trites formed the folk duo Folkapotamus in 2011 and are from Boston, Massachusetts. The woman in this duo also takes on the role of songwriter for the songs they record on their records. They debuted in 2014 with the album "Whispered Words" and they now deliver the new nine-track album "Middle Of Nowhere."
Six of those nine tracks are Penni Hart's own compositions and in addition, they bring the often covered 19th-century American folk and gospel song "Wayfaring Stranger" and two cover versions of songs by other artists. Those are the beautiful love song "Jesse" by Janis Ian from her album "Stars" from 1974 and the rather unexpected, but not less beautiful "Times Like These" from rock band 'Foo Fighters', the big hit from their album "One By One" from 2002.
The opening track of the album "Middle Of Nowhere" is "Road To Nowheresville" written by Penni Hart, which you can listen to on the accompanying video, after which the 'Foo Fighters' classic "Times Like These" is put into an adapted and almost unrecognizable folklore style.
Most striking in these songs is the ever-present sweet melody and the refined, often very sober instrumentation that is played in the accompaniment. "Dear Rose", "Calmer Waters" and "Red Line Train" are the songs that perhaps best illustrate this, although the subtly played violin sounds of Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki in "Jesse" also have a very intimate song to them. If you are a fan of the female folk singers in the style of Janis Ian, Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLachlan or Sandy Denny, then Folkapotamus' new album "Middle Of Nowhere" will certainly please you. Rootstime - Belgium
"Middle of Nowhere" debuted on the Folk DJ-L radio charts for September #29 Top Album and #19 Top Song, October #43 Album #22 Top Song and continues to receive airplay.
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